How Corporate America Waded Into the Gun Control Debate

With little movement in Congress, gun control advocates are turning to the private sector to drum up support for their cause. A new report from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has found that corporate America is increasingly taking a stance on firearms policy. 

In the wake of a mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school in February, a social media movement sought boycotts of companies that offered discounts to members of the National Rifle Association. A slew of companies cut ties with the group. Institutional investors were also pressured to engage with the publicly traded firearms manufacturers they invest in, and retailers were encouraged to change their firearms sales policies.